Adults with I/DD are at a higher risk for mental health problems with as many as also have mental health problems, however many mental health professionals report a lack of comfort and training when it comes to supporting people with I/DD. At YAI we offer mental health supports and services that cater specifically to people with I/DD. Patients are referred to us with a range of concerns that can include: anxiety, depressed mood, behavior problems, poor social skills, and low self-esteem. Our licensed clinicians are trained specifically to work with the I/DD population and understand their individual needs as well as the unique challenges experienced by caregivers.
One-on-one counseling sessions with a therapist to discuss issues related to issues like anxiety, depression, and more.
Group sessions with relatives and a therapist to facilitate communication and family members in working through the issues affecting their relationships.
Therapy for couples seeking support in order to overcome issues, help strengthen bonds, and promote understanding.
Therapy for caregivers to help prevent caregiver burnout and reduce stress related to providing care for a loved one.
Medication management and evaluation to ensure correct dosage to manage issues related to mental health and behavioral concerns.
We provide mental health support through our crisis programs that include case management, behavioral interventions, and more.
YAI has a broad range of services for people with I/DD. From clinical services, day programs, and schools; to kitchen skills, crisis service, and independent living supports for people in the community.